Get the Rhubarb-Apple Crisp Recipe from Ladies of London Star Marissa Hermer

02/17/2016 at 05:16 PM ET

Marissa Hermer rhubarb crisp
Marissa Hermer

As we desperately await the arrival of spring, we can’t help but appreciate the warming comfort of a piping hot dessert.

This recipe from Marissa Hermer of Bravo’s Ladies of London is elegant enough for entertaining and easy to whip up. Her favorite filling is rhubarb and apples, but you can use whatever fruit looks good to you at the supermarket.

“A crumble can be made with any type of fruit,” Hermer tells PEOPLE. “Whatever is in season is what I am making [it] with. I also love making this with peaches, nectarines, strawberries and blueberries.”

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To accompany it? A creamy, homemade custard. “My husband loves custard on top of his crumbles,” she says. “I had never really eaten custard in California but admit that it is a delicious accompaniment to crumble. That said, I also love vanilla ice cream with it – and my dad actually just likes cold milk poured over the top.”

Marissa Hermer rhubarb crisp
Marissa Hermer

Marissa Hermer’s Rhubarb Crumble
2 apples, peeled, cored, and chopped into ½ inch pieces
4 stalks rhubarb, chopped into ½ inch pieces (approx. 4 cups)
Juice of 1 orange
Juice of ½ lemon
⅓ cup sugar
1 cup plain or wholemeal flour
¾ cup rolled oats
1 stick of butter, cut into small cubes
½ cup brown sugar
1 tsp. ground ginger

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1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Place rhubarb and apples into a baking dish and add sugar, lemon juice, and orange juice.
2. For the crumble topping, add flour, oats, and butter cubes into a mixing bowl rub in for a mixture that resembles breadcrumbs, then stir in the ginger and brown sugar. (This is where the kids come in – my munchkins love nothing more than getting their hands in the mixing bowl.)
3. Spread the crumble topping evenly over the rhubarb apple mixture and press down lightly so it is packed in.
4. Bake in oven for 25 minutes until the crumble top is golden brown.

The accompanying custard can be bought, but Hermer’s homemade version is easy to make, too.

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Marissa Hermer’s Simple Vanilla Custard
1 cup whole milk
½ cup double cream
1 tbsp. sugar
3 egg yolks
½ tsp vanilla extract

1. Heat the double cream in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Slowly add in milk and sugar and stir.
2. Cook over medium heat until sauce thickens and comes to a boil, whisking as the sauce heats.
3. In another bowl, beat egg yolks together.
Slowly, add the hot milk mixture to the egg yolks, whisking as you go.
5. Add the milky egg mixture to the pan and stirring continuously, bring back to a boil. After 5 minutes, the custard should coat the back of a spoon.
6. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla extract.
7. Serve warm with crumble.

*You can add in some chopped hazelnuts or chopped walnuts into the crumble topping.
*Serve with vanilla ice cream or double cream or whipped cream if you don’t want to make the custard.

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Looks amazing

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